Possibilities in names

Porirua-born artist Michael Parekowhai’s latest sculpture will soon be unveiled at Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Art World eports. “The sculpture is a groups of ten boys dressed up as American Indians, each of whom contemplate the viewer with an impassive, slightly guilty gaze,” describes Sarah Hopkinson. “The artist phoned me recently to tell me that he’d decided on a title and that the little Indians, as I’d been referring to them, are in fact The Brothers Grim. And, despite the final letter ‘m’ — the phonetic inversion that turns Grimm the noun into grim the adjective — there is hopefulness here.” A graduate of Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts, Parekowhai’s work intersects sculpture and photography with ‘Passchendaele, The Consolation of Philosophy’, an example of the latter. Parekowhai is currently Associate Professor at Elam. (June/July 29)


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